San Francisco Theater

Calendar of San Francisco Shows for 2015 & 2016

San Francisco theater has hundreds of shows every year. With more than a dozen theaters in San Francisco, you will find a wide variety of shows from dramas to comedies.

You can choose to see a performance at one of the larger theaters such as the Orpheum with popular shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon, and Matilda. You can also catch a show in a smaller, more intimate theater such as The SF Playhouse in Union Square.

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Below you will find a schedule of shows for 2015 & 2016. Each show has a quick overview including the theater, dates, times and how you can find tickets.

2015 & 2016 Theater Calendar by Month
May
June
July
August
September
October
November December January
February March April
May June July
August September  

San Francisco Theater: May 2015

The Book of Mormon

bookThis smash hit musical is back in San Francisco! It's from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's entertaining, funny, and a must see for anyone over the age of 18. Contains explicit language (no kids under 5 allowed). Buy your tickets today as this will sell out early.

Dates: April 15 - June 27

Location: Orpheum Theater

Buy Tickets: Buy Them Online Today


Let There Be Love

let there be loveThe story of a man as he migrates to London from West India and the struggles he faces in his new surroundings and with the fact that he is estranged from both of his daughters. His life and mind begin to open up when he meets a young caregiver assigned to his case. It's a great look at how hard it is for many immigrants and how opening our minds to change allows us to feel more settled.

Dates: April 8 - May 3

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


A Little Night Music

a little night musicA 1900s musical set in Sweden that follows the tale of a lost love, secrets that surround it, and infidelity. It's a wonderful creation by Stephen Sondheim that is witty and supported by lovely new melodies.

Dates: May 20 - June 14

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Stupid F##king Bird

stupid birdA follow up to the hit "The Seagull" that goes inside a country house where dreams and desires are replaced by alcohol and sarcasm. Through the course of the play, the characters bare their souls in an effort to reach the truth about love and art.

Dates: March 17 - May 2

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Trouble Cometh

trouble comethA comedy that turns thriller when the boundaries on a reality TV show become blurred between real life and fantasy. It turns into a life or death situation and shows the impact of the information age on the nature of identity.

Dates: May 12 - June 27

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: At Up to 50% Off on Goldstar


Beach Blanket Babylon

beach blanketJoin the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon for a crazy and zany evening of song, dance and pop culture comedy. Every night in North Beach, you get the chance to catch a performance of this long running musical comedy.

All shows are 21+ unless noted.

Learn More: Beach Blanket FAQs and Ticketing Details

Buy Tickets: Buy Your Tickets Today on Viator


Foodies, The Musical

foodies theaterThis funny musical is the perfect night out for anyone that loves food! Laugh along to the mix of songs and sketches about eating habits, trendy restaurants, food trucks and more.

Dates: Most Friday and Saturday nights

Location: The Shelton Theater at 533 Sutter Street

Tickets: On Sale for Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


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San Francisco Theater: June 2015

The Book of Mormon

bookThis smash hit musical is back in San Francisco! It's from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It's entertaining, funny, and a must see for anyone over the age of 18. Contains explicit language (no kids under 5 allowed). Buy your tickets today as this will sell out early.

Dates: April 15 - June 27

Location: Orpheum Theater

Buy Tickets: Buy Them Online Today


Annie

annieOne of the most popular musicals returns to San Francisco's Golden Gate Theater, Annie. It includes classic songs such as "Tomorrow" and "It's a Hard Knock Life." Buy your tickets today!

Dates: June 3 - 14

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Buy Tickets: On Sale Now


A Little Night Music

a little night musicA 1900s musical set in Sweden that follows the tale of a lost love, secrets that surround it, and infidelity. It's a wonderful creation by Stephen Sondheim that is witty and supported by lovely new melodies.

Dates: May 20 - June 14

Location: American Conservatory Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Trouble Cometh

trouble comethA comedy that turns thriller when the boundaries on a reality TV show become blurred between real life and fantasy. It turns into a life or death situation and shows the impact of the information age on the nature of identity.

Dates: May 12 - June 27

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: At Up to 50% Off on Goldstar

Top Activities in June

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Pinot Days
Wine Festival
North Beach
Festival
All June
2015 Events

San Francisco Theater: July 2015

Matilda

matildaThis Tony Award winning musical tells about a young girl, Matilda, with big dreams about a more fulfilling and interesting life. Will she takes the chance she needs to stand up and change her life forever?

Dates: July 15 - August 15

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site

Top Activities in July

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Fourth of
July Activities

Fillmore
Jazz Festival

All July
2015 Events

San Francisco Theater: August 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Matilda

matildaThis Tony Award winning musical tells about a young girl, Matilda, with big dreams about a more fulfilling and interesting life. Will she takes the chance she needs to stand up and change her life forever?

Dates: July 15 - August 15

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site

Top Activities in August

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Outside Lands
Music Festival

Free Museum
Days

All August
2015 Events

San Francisco Theater: September 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Company

companyA musical comedy about what happens it's your birthday and you are balancing three girlfriends and married friends. It's set in Manhattan and follows a bachelor unable to make a commitment as he gets involved in the ups and downs of his friend's relationships.

Dates: July 7 - September 12

Location: SF Playhouse

Buy Tickets: On the SF Playhouse Site


Top Activities in September

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Labor Day
Weekend

SF Giants
at Home

All September
2015 Events

San Francisco Theater: October 2015

Phantom of the Opera

phantom of the operaPhantom of the Opera takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater August 19 - October 4. This award-winning production offers brilliant new scenery, updated staging, and exciting special effects. If you haven't had the chance to see it in the past, now is the time!

Dates: August 19 - October 4

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


Top Activities in October

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Fleet Week
2015

Halloween Events
& Activities

All October
2015 Events

November 2015

If/Then: A New Musical

if thenIf/Then is a new musical from the creators of the award winning show Next to Normal. It's a modern musical about what it's like to live in New York today and all of the possibilities the city brings to those that live there.

Dates: November 10 - December 6

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


December 2015

If/Then: A New Musical

if thenIf/Then is a new musical from the creators of the award winning show Next to Normal. It's a modern musical about what it's like to live in New York today and all of the possibilities the city brings to those that live there.

Dates: November 10 - December 6

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

gentlemansA funny story about an heir to a fortune that works hard to move himself up the line in order to inherit more money. To do that, he trys to take off those above him - one by one. While he does that, he also needs to juggle his mistress, fiancee, and try to stay away from the police. This musical comedy is a 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical.

Dates: December 1 - 27

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


January 2016

No productions scheduled yet for January 2016. Check back soon for updates.


February 2016

Dirty Dancing

dirty dancingThis classic story is coming to stage in February in San Francisco. It features hit songs such as "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." This musical follows the story of two young lovers in the summer of 1963 at a vacation resort in the Caskill Mountains in New York.

Dates: February 23 - March 30, 2016

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


March 2016

Dirty Dancing

dirty dancingThis classic story is coming to stage in February in San Francisco. It features hit songs such as "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." This musical follows the story of two young lovers in the summer of 1963 at a vacation resort in the Caskill Mountains in New York.

Dates: February 23 - March 30, 2016

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


April 2016

No productions scheduled yet for April 2016. Check back soon for updates.


May 2016

No productions scheduled yet for April 2016. Check back soon for updates.


June 2016

Cabaret

caberetCabaret is set in pre-WWII Germany. With so many troubles outside, many people come to the infamous Kit Kat Klub to forget about their daily lives.

Will the draw of the racy, trouble free nightlife be enough to get everyone through such tough times in real life?

Dates: June 21 - July 17, 2016

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


July 2016

Cabaret

caberetCabaret is set in pre-WWII Germany. With so many troubles outside, many people come to the infamous Kit Kat Klub to forget about their daily lives. Will the draw of the racy, trouble free nightlife be enough to get everyone here through such tough times in real life?

Dates: June 21 - July 17, 2016

Location: Golden Gate Theater

Tickets: On Sale Soon


August 2016

Beautiful

beautifulThe Carol King Musical, Beautiful, returns to San Francisco in August and September 2016. It follows the story of King's inspirational rise to stardom. It starts from her life as being a part of a song writing team to becoming one of the most successful solo acts of her time.

Dates: August 9 - September 18

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


September 2016

Beautiful

beautifulThe Carol King Musical, Beautiful, returns to San Francisco in August and September 2016. It follows the story of King's inspirational rise to stardom. It starts from her life as being a part of a song writing team to becoming one of the most successful solo acts of her time.

Dates: August 9 - September 18

Location: Orpheum Theater

Tickets: On Sale Now


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